Thursday, March 12, 2009

ApacheCon Europe wants to teach you a lesson

Whether you’re immersing yourself in code at the Hackathon, kicking around ideas at BarCampApache, or just having a drink with your peers, ApacheCon is all about two things: sharing knowledge and having fun while doing it. But sometimes people want more structured, traditional workshops and classes too.

Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. We’re running special training sessions over the two days prior to the main ApacheCon conference, Monday 23 March and Tuesday 24 March. We’ve invited some of world’s the most experienced open source developers and industry experts to come over to Amsterdam and pass on their experience through lively half-day, full-day or two day courses.

Topics covered by the training sessions include:

  • Creating services using a REST style approach
  • Building standalone Couch DB applications
  • Getting the most out of Lucene
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.2
  • A full training course for Tomcat, from basic configuration to advanced tuning
  • Apache Wicket
  • JavaServer Faces 1.2
  • The ins and outs of Solr
  • Strut 2, a new second generation web application framework
  • How to organise a product lifecycle management with Maven
  • Building and deploying web services with Apache CXF
  • Basic and advanced media and analyst training

A pretty diverse range of topics, we think you’ll agree. The courses are open to all, so if you want to brush up your skills, or develop some new ones, head on over to to register.

And while you’re there, make sure you register for ApacheCon Europe 2009 too. With new features, like BarCampApache, and the open-to-all Hackathon, it will be a conference to remember.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

See you at the BarCamp!

ApacheCon US took place in November last year. One of the great successes of the conference was the new BarCampApache, which gave attendees a unique insight into Apache Software Foundation projects, and enabled us all to share knowledge in an interactive and open way.

People had a great time at BarCamp in the US, so we’re bringing it to Europe for ApacheCon Europe 2009!

BarCamps are participatory workshops, where the content is driven by you. The schedule is determined by the participants – you pitch what sessions you want to see. Then people form groups and engage in a fun and lively discussion, kicking around ideas and passing knowledge between each other. The best thing about BarCampApache is that the workshops are very open – the participants are in control. And being open is what we’re all about.

We think BarCampApache is going to an even bigger hit in Amsterdam than it was at ApacheCon US. And it’s but one of many exciting features of this year’s European conference, which include the renowned Hackathon, Geeks for Geeks track, and focused training sessions.

To participate in BarCamp Apache, and register for ApacheCon Europe 2009, head over to our website.